Europe’s largest independent IT services business has been heavily investing in the Birmingham area.

SCC, which is owned by the Rigby Group, has largely invested in charity partner The Prince’s Trust, allowing for a brand new hub in Birmingham City Centre. The Rigby Foundation Charitable Trust invests in causes relating to lifelong learning, health and education, and has more than £1.5 million invested in active projects.

Corporate Partnerships Manager at The Prince’s Trust Birmingham Centre, Cath Taylor said, “SCC and the Rigby Foundation have been a great supporter of the Prince’s Trust, especially here in Birmingham. They have been pivotal in us being able to open our brand new Birmingham centre, which will help us to help thousands of young people across Birmingham, the Black Country and the wider Midlands area in the upcoming years.”

The technology services company prides itself on its corporate social responsibility, estimating that 89 per cent of its workforce was engaged in charitable activities last year. At the end of 2016/17, SCC donated £138,495 to 70 charities, including local causes such as Autism West Midlands, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and Zöe’s Place.

“SCC and the Rigby Foundation have been a great supporter of the Prince’s Trust. They have been pivotal in us being able to open our brand new Birmingham centre, which will help us to help thousands of young people across Birmingham, the Black Country and the wider Midlands area in the upcoming years”

James Rigby, chief executive officer at SCC, said, “At SCC we are committed to investing in technology, infrastructure, the environment and our people who are at the core of our business within the region. SCC’s work with its chosen charities is also extremely important to us as we strongly believe in companies having a corporate and social responsibility.”

SCC is also set to undergo a £5.8 million refurbishment and will be modernising and updating its current facilities at its Birmingham headquarters.

The refurbishment will create a modern, collaborative environment and is estimated to be completed by autumn 2019.

Paul Faulkner, chief executive officer at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, said, “We’re delighted to see SCC investing further in the region, demonstrating their commitment to the bustling town of Tyseley and the wider region. Continued investment from prominent businesses, such as SCC, creates jobs and promotes the thriving business community that is booming in Birmingham.
 
“We look forward to seeing the progress of the development, and applaud SCC for investing in the Birmingham workforce and businesses that will transform James House. The collaborative relationships born out of development will extend far beyond this project, and will be beneficial for both SCC and partners in the refurbishment.
 
“We encourage more collaboration and investment across every corner of the city, and urge other organisations will follow SCC’s lead.”

 

Work on the refurbishment is set to start in October 2018.

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